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2011: CDH Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission
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CDH Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

WINFIELD, Ill., September 12, 2011 – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) of Winfield has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. During the same process, CDH also was awarded accreditation for behavioral health services. The accreditation award recognizes CDH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
 
CDH underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in April of 2011. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated CDH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Central DuPage Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission.

“Achieving Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process, and I commend Central DuPage Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves,” said Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission.

“We view the Joint Commission as our partner in insuring a safe environment for our patients and staff. The survey touches everyone in our organization as a reminder of the paramount importance of patient safety,” says Vice President of Quality & Safety Services at CDH David Cooke, M.D. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a tangible result of our continuing commitment to our patients and staff.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology, one of the busiest surgical hospitals in Illinois and has achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services.

For the last five consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. CDH is affiliated with other healthcare leaders, including regionally known Children’s Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and nationally known Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery.

Central DuPage Hospital is an interdependent network of healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4234/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.